Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Checacupe bridges tour, Cusco, Peru
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain: A fantastic alternative tour to the popular “Rainbow Mountain”. Palcoyo rainbow mountains offers a more relaxed and peaceful place option is best for those who don’t want to hike 4 hours round trip, providing an amazing view of 3 distinct rainbow mountains, the stone forest and the Ausangate glacier in the distance in only a short 30 min walk (0ne way).
Checacupe 3 bridges: Checacupe is a special place where you will see 3 different bridges and have the opportunity to cross the Inca bridge which is an amazing experience.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your hotel in Cusco/ Plaza de Armas Cusco.|
|DURATION:||Full Day 05:00 – 17:00|
|DISTANCE:||1.5 km (1 Mile) – 45 minutes hiking one way|
|ELEVATION:||3300m/10,827ft to 5000m/16,000ft|
|GROUP SIZE:||Max 14 people + 1 guide.|
|GOOD FOR:||Those with a sense of adventure and nature lovers.|
|HIGHLIGHTS:||Pristine wilderness, glacial peaks, Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains, Ausangate Mountain, Checacupe bridges!|
|REQUIRED ACCLIMATIZATION :||At least 1 whole day in Cusco before this tour.|
Best guides: Have the best experience with our adventure and certified guides.
Small Groups: Receive a personalized service, full attention of our guides and staff throughout your trip.
Best food: Best restaurant in Cusipata village. (vegetarian and vegan options available)
Safety commitment: We include oxygen tanks and first aid kit to avoid any altitude sickness.
Extra Equipment: We include carbon fiber trekking poles (2 poles per person).
Confortable Transportation: Private and comfortable transport by van with heating and good music.
- Due to early pick up time of services, we recommend you to book your hotel in Cusco city center. But in case you are staying in an AirBnB accommodation, we can arrange the pick up from a well known location. eg. Plaza de Armas
- We organize this tour everyday, for this reason we recommend the passengers stay at least one whole day in Cusco to Acclimatize, this is a prerequisite to go on this tour because you start to walk over 4800 mts (15091 fts).
- It is recommended to not take part in the trek if over 65 years of age or in poor physical conditions. Due to the high altitude and steep climbing, it can be dangerous for your health. Other tour operators won’t tell you this, so be very careful.
05:00 - 06:30 : Pick up - Transportation to Cusipata - Breakfast and stop at Checacupe
The adventure begins very early with our team picking you up from your hotel between 04:30 -5:00 am and heading to the small village of Cusipata where we will have a delicious breakfast. After that, we will continue and make a short stop at Checacupe Village to see and cross an Inca and a colonial bridge and also to grab some last-minute items like drinks, snacks, sunblock, rain poncho, etc.
09:00 - 11:30: Explore the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain
After the short stop, we continue one more hour to the base camp. Once we arrive there, we take a short and gradual uphill walk (30-45 minutes) to the Palcoyo Pass (4880m/16,000ft). Here you will have spectacular panoramic views of the 3 Rainbow Mountains and the spectacular Palccoyo peaks as well, as the highest mountain in the Cusco region (Ausangate) and also the Stone Forest in the highest point. We will spend 1 hour at the pass taking pictures and enjoying the spectacular view.
12:00 - 14:00 : Return and Lunch in Cusipata
Once we are done enjoying the scenery we walk back down by the same way to the base camp. We now take our private transport and we come back. On the way we will stop to visit the 4 lakes in the way, and after we will stop in the village called Cusipata to enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared, hot lunch.
15:00 - 17:30 : Cusipata - Return to Cusco
After lunch, we will catch our private van back to Cusco. We will drop you off at Regocijo Plaza about 17:30.
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GROUP SERVICE PRICES 2022
|2 – 14 people per group||$45 USD per person|
PRIVATE SERVICE PRICES 2021
We can also arange this trip in private service, it means that the trip would be arranged only for you.
|2 – 3 people||$95 USD per person|
|4- 6 people||$75 USD per person|
|7- 9 + people||$65 USD per person (we include 2 guides for groups of 9 people or more)|
For our Private Service option the price depends on the number of people in your group.
Daily departures with 2 or more people.
Max. Group Size 16 people with 2 Guides.